Period
to 27 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WebSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere over the 6 months to 27 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM WebSphere
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 372 297 251
Rank change year-on-year -75 -46 -35
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 540 792 848
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.86% 1.00%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.13% 5.22% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 533 522
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £338
90th Percentile £650 £600 £583
UK median daily rate £488 £489 £475
% change year-on-year -0.26% +2.89% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 2
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.24% -20.63% +14.29%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £34.02 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.88% -14.95% +14.29%

WebSphere is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 13,076 15,161 14,513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.71% 16.43% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,399 10,124 9,415
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £275 £268 £263
90th Percentile £641 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 347 345
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.66 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.75 £19.63
% change year-on-year +1.27% +0.64% -4.27%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WebSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere in England over the 6 months to 27 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere in England over the 6 months to 27 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the England region over the 6 months to 27 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -78 247 £525 - 20
South East +23 82 £473 +5.00% 6
East of England +14 72 £463 -5.13%
North of England -25 64 £488 +11.43% 3
Yorkshire +8 36 £500 +11.11% 2
Midlands -27 24 £500 +17.65%
South West -27 24 £450 +5.26%
West Midlands -36 21 £500 +17.65%
North West -13 17 £500 +14.94% 1
North East +10 11 £400 +2.56%
East Midlands +12 3 £529 +62.69%
WebSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 325 (60.19%) Java
2 220 (40.74%) IBM
3 173 (32.04%) Agile Software Development
4 133 (24.63%) Finance
4 133 (24.63%) Tomcat
5 128 (23.70%) WebSphere Application Server
6 127 (23.52%) E-Commerce
7 126 (23.33%) JavaScript
8 124 (22.96%) DevOps
9 116 (21.48%) Jenkins
9 116 (21.48%) Linux
10 114 (21.11%) Amazon AWS
11 111 (20.56%) Oracle
12 110 (20.37%) J2EE
13 109 (20.19%) Web Services
14 107 (19.81%) Spring
15 105 (19.44%) Banking
15 105 (19.44%) SQL
16 101 (18.70%) Continuous Integration
17 93 (17.22%) HTML
18 82 (15.19%) CSS
18 82 (15.19%) XML
18 82 (15.19%) Retail
19 79 (14.63%) Maven
19 79 (14.63%) Git (software)
19 79 (14.63%) REST
20 78 (14.44%) Puppet
21 77 (14.26%) Problem-Solving
22 75 (13.89%) WebLogic
23 73 (13.52%) WebSphere MQ

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 133 (24.63%) Tomcat
2 128 (23.70%) WebSphere Application Server
3 75 (13.89%) WebLogic
4 70 (12.96%) JBoss
5 61 (11.30%) Apache
6 60 (11.11%) nginx
7 48 (8.89%) IIS
8 39 (7.22%) Jetty
9 35 (6.48%) CMS
10 32 (5.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 32 (5.93%) Mongrel
11 25 (4.63%) IBM HTTP Server
12 21 (3.89%) Cloud Foundry
13 20 (3.70%) Confluence
14 16 (2.96%) Apache Solr
14 16 (2.96%) GlassFish
14 16 (2.96%) Sitecore CMS
15 12 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 12 (2.22%) WebSphere Portal
16 11 (2.04%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (2.96%) Photoshop
2 11 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (1.48%) Sketch
4 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 46 (8.52%) Magento
2 9 (1.67%) Fredhopper
3 7 (1.30%) SAP Hybris
4 5 (0.93%) Maximo
4 5 (0.93%) Shopify
5 4 (0.74%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.56%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.37%) Actimize
7 2 (0.37%) JDE World
7 2 (0.37%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 114 (21.11%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 34 (6.30%) Amazon EC2
5 32 (5.93%) Google App Engine
6 25 (4.63%) npm
7 22 (4.07%) PaaS
8 14 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (2.04%) OpenShift
10 10 (1.85%) Serverless
11 9 (1.67%) GitHub
12 7 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (1.11%) IaaS
14 5 (0.93%) Algolia
14 5 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.93%) Boomi
14 5 (0.93%) Route 53
15 4 (0.74%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.74%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 57 (10.56%) HTTP
2 43 (7.96%) FTP
3 39 (7.22%) SSL
3 39 (7.22%) TCP/IP
4 38 (7.04%) DNS
5 33 (6.11%) DHCP
6 30 (5.56%) IPsec
7 8 (1.48%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.93%) Internet
9 4 (0.74%) Firewall
9 4 (0.74%) SAN
9 4 (0.74%) WebEx
10 3 (0.56%) Intranet
11 2 (0.37%) DSL
11 2 (0.37%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.37%) SSH
11 2 (0.37%) VPN
12 1 (0.19%) DWDM
12 1 (0.19%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.96%) DB2
2 35 (6.48%) Relational Database
2 35 (6.48%) SQL Server
3 27 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 18 (3.33%) MySQL
5 17 (3.15%) Oracle Database
5 17 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (2.04%) Big Data
6 11 (2.04%) MongoDB
6 11 (2.04%) RDBMS
7 10 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (1.30%) DbVisualizer
9 6 (1.11%) Jackrabbit
10 5 (0.93%) IBM InfoSphere
10 5 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.74%) Blockchain
11 4 (0.74%) Informix
11 4 (0.74%) InterSystems Cache
11 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 116 (21.48%) Jenkins
2 79 (14.63%) Git (software)
2 79 (14.63%) Maven
3 64 (11.85%) JUnit
4 56 (10.37%) JIRA
5 45 (8.33%) IBM UrbanCode
5 45 (8.33%) Subversion
6 39 (7.22%) Jasmine
7 38 (7.04%) TeamCity
8 34 (6.30%) Gradle
9 32 (5.93%) Travis CI
10 31 (5.74%) Grunt
11 30 (5.56%) Ant
12 28 (5.19%) Eclipse
13 26 (4.81%) Bower
14 25 (4.63%) gulp
15 21 (3.89%) Karma Test Runner
16 19 (3.52%) Cucumber
17 18 (3.33%) Selenium
18 16 (2.96%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 133 (24.63%) Finance
2 105 (19.44%) Banking
3 82 (15.19%) Retail
4 49 (9.07%) Games
5 16 (2.96%) Investment Banking
6 15 (2.78%) Back Office
7 5 (0.93%) Marketing
7 5 (0.93%) Wholesale Banking
8 4 (0.74%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.74%) Publishing
8 4 (0.74%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.37%) Front Office
9 2 (0.37%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.37%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 166 (30.74%) Developer
2 76 (14.07%) Java Developer
3 68 (12.59%) DevOps Engineer
4 42 (7.78%) Analyst
5 37 (6.85%) Architect
6 34 (6.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 28 (5.19%) Consultant
8 27 (5.00%) WebSphere Developer
9 22 (4.07%) E-Commerce Manager
9 22 (4.07%) WebSphere Specialist
10 21 (3.89%) Project Manager
11 18 (3.33%) E-Commerce Project Manager
12 16 (2.96%) Integration Developer
13 15 (2.78%) Administrator
13 15 (2.78%) React Developer
14 14 (2.59%) Solutions Architect
15 13 (2.41%) Applications Specialist
15 13 (2.41%) Server Specialist
15 13 (2.41%) Support Analyst
15 13 (2.41%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (20.37%) J2EE
2 109 (20.19%) Web Services
3 107 (19.81%) Spring
4 93 (17.22%) HTML
5 82 (15.19%) CSS
5 82 (15.19%) XML
6 79 (14.63%) REST
7 73 (13.52%) WebSphere MQ
8 69 (12.78%) Middleware
9 61 (11.30%) .NET
9 61 (11.30%) SOAP
10 60 (11.11%) Java EE
11 57 (10.56%) Servlets
12 55 (10.19%) JDBC
13 51 (9.44%) JMS
14 50 (9.26%) Sass
15 47 (8.70%) React
16 46 (8.52%) JSP
17 44 (8.15%) AngularJS
17 44 (8.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.22%) User Experience
2 34 (6.30%) Enterprise Software
3 32 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (4.81%) Vector Graphics
5 21 (3.89%) W3C
6 18 (3.33%) Clustering
6 18 (3.33%) Mobile App
7 16 (2.96%) Data Centre
8 10 (1.85%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.85%) Graphic Design
9 9 (1.67%) FMCG
9 9 (1.67%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.48%) DataPower
10 8 (1.48%) Fixed Income
11 7 (1.30%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (1.11%) Derivative
12 6 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (0.93%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.74%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 116 (21.48%) Linux
2 66 (12.22%) Unix
3 56 (10.37%) Windows
4 25 (4.63%) AIX
5 19 (3.52%) Windows Server
6 18 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (2.41%) Solaris
8 5 (0.93%) HPUX
8 5 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.56%) CentOS
9 3 (0.56%) SUSE
9 3 (0.56%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.56%) zOS
10 2 (0.37%) Android
10 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.37%) Debian
10 2 (0.37%) Fedora
10 2 (0.37%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (32.04%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (23.52%) E-Commerce
3 124 (22.96%) DevOps
4 101 (18.70%) Continuous Integration
5 77 (14.26%) Problem-Solving
6 73 (13.52%) TDD
7 71 (13.15%) Open Source
8 65 (12.04%) Configuration Management
9 60 (11.11%) Microservices
10 42 (7.78%) Migration
11 39 (7.22%) Unit Testing
12 38 (7.04%) BDD
13 36 (6.67%) Front End Development
13 36 (6.67%) OO
13 36 (6.67%) Test Automation
14 35 (6.48%) Scrum
15 32 (5.93%) Wireframes
16 30 (5.56%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
17 29 (5.37%) Project Management
17 29 (5.37%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 325 (60.19%) Java
2 126 (23.33%) JavaScript
3 105 (19.44%) SQL
4 69 (12.78%) Shell Script
5 61 (11.30%) Python
6 40 (7.41%) Groovy
7 34 (6.30%) C#
8 29 (5.37%) Ruby
9 28 (5.19%) C++
10 23 (4.26%) Java 8
11 21 (3.89%) PHP
12 19 (3.52%) PowerShell
13 18 (3.33%) Bash Shell
13 18 (3.33%) Jython
14 16 (2.96%) XPath
15 15 (2.78%) Perl
16 7 (1.30%) C
17 6 (1.11%) Go
18 5 (0.93%) Korn
18 5 (0.93%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (4.07%) Security Cleared
2 13 (2.41%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.22%) Degree
4 11 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.93%) ISEB
7 4 (0.74%) CISM
7 4 (0.74%) CISSP
7 4 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.74%) DBS Check
7 4 (0.74%) OCPJP
7 4 (0.74%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.56%) CISA
8 3 (0.56%) CSSLP
8 3 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.37%) CCIE
9 2 (0.37%) CCNA
9 2 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.37%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.44%) QA
2 3 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.56%) SEPA
3 2 (0.37%) TARGET2
4 1 (0.19%) GDPR
4 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (9.26%) Docker
2 41 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (5.93%) Virtual Machines
3 32 (5.93%) Xen
4 13 (2.41%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.11%) vSphere
6 5 (0.93%) NFS
7 4 (0.74%) Samba
8 3 (0.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.37%) KVM
9 2 (0.37%) NDS
9 2 (0.37%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 2 (0.37%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 78 (14.44%) Puppet
2 67 (12.41%) Ansible
3 48 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (6.67%) Kubernetes
5 24 (4.44%) Terraform
6 9 (1.67%) Tivoli
7 8 (1.48%) Control-M
8 7 (1.30%) Nagios
9 5 (0.93%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.74%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.56%) vRealize
11 3 (0.56%) yum
12 2 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.37%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.37%) Salt
12 2 (0.37%) SCOM
12 2 (0.37%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 220 (40.74%) IBM
2 111 (20.56%) Oracle
3 59 (10.93%) Microsoft
4 47 (8.70%) Google
5 46 (8.52%) VMware
6 32 (5.93%) hybris
7 24 (4.44%) Red Hat
8 18 (3.33%) Adobe
8 18 (3.33%) TIBCO
9 17 (3.15%) SAP
10 16 (2.96%) Sitecore
11 12 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (2.04%) MuleSoft
13 10 (1.85%) AppDynamics
13 10 (1.85%) Atlassian
13 10 (1.85%) Splunk
13 10 (1.85%) Xerox
14 9 (1.67%) Facebook
15 7 (1.30%) F5
15 7 (1.30%) HP